Friends, Anyone ever have experience with dental type pain that turned out to be TMS? Background info: Long-time TMSer here, card-carrying. First TMS manifestation: TMJ (so that might be relevant). Prior to yesterday, last saw a dentist over 2 years ago (busy at work). Guilty of not flossing daily, like I should, and used to drink a lot of soda. :/ Told yesterday that I have 4 cavities, one in each quadrant. Also: something about periodontal disease, with a mild amount of bone destruction that you can see on X-ray. :/ The pain which brought me to see the DDS is a mildish, aching pain in the upper R molars (there's one very specific point of pain when I press on my fingers). In the general vicinity of one of the cavities. Same pain has previously been stress-related, so I was hell-bent on this being a TMS spot. Background info on me: lots of uncertainty about my life, including career and future directions. Proposed treatment: fixing the cavities and something called "dental scaling and root planing." :O Problem is, I don't have dental insurance and it would be expensive to treat. Thoughts? Thank you.